I’ve seen a copy of an open letter sent to all Ontario ARES district and emergency coordinators sent by the section manager where, among many other comments, he states he has fired the current section emergency coordinator.
The reason for the dismissal as stated was the SEC was also holding the position of president of the Emergency Communications Ontario Association (ECOA).
According to the letter the ECOA was setup in order to allow for the group to access the RAC insurance program. Now this is stated in the letter and I have no idea if that’s true or not and nobody’s paying me to play reporter here so I’m not going to make calls to find out what’s right here.
Besides this isn’t about what is right and wrong and the SM’s letter goes on for two pages of single space type defending RAC’s position in this matter and I’m not going to take up the bandwidth repeating any of it.
No the issue here isn’t who’s right and whining about why something happened or didn’t happen.
The issue is why has RAC allowed this situation become a crisis?
Obviously if the ECOA folks were getting what they wanted from RAC, there wouldn’t be a conflict. But because they didn’t do what RAC wanted they’re out?
Does this have a heavy-handed bureaucratic smell to it?
Ask yourself if this situation sounds like it is in the best interest of Amateur Radio in Canada or is it in the best interest of ECOA or in the best interest of RAC?
Another sad day for Amateur Radio in this country.